Chesterfield is a very small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 4,612 people and just one neighborhood, Chesterfield is the 337th largest community in New Jersey. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Chesterfield, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Chesterfield, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Chesterfield’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Chesterfield does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $120,208.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Chesterfield are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Occupations and Workforce
Chesterfield is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.51% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Chesterfield is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chesterfield who work in management occupations (19.33%), office and administrative support (13.14%) and computer science and math (7.65%).
Also of interest is that Chesterfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.06% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
The overall crime rate in Chesterfield is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
One downside of living in Chesterfield is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Chesterfield, the average commute to work is 32.43 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
In Chesterfield, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Chesterfield is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.